07 December 2017Letter from MP to Police Scotland
Please click this link to view letter sent to Police Scotland from Jackson Carlaw MP and Paul Masterson MSP regarding alleged incident in Waterfoot on 4th December 2017.
29 November 2017Gladman's Waterfoot Development Update
29 November 2017
We have received notice from the head of planning that Gladman Developments has appealed to the Scottish Ministers against the Council not having determined the planning application for residential development (major) (planning permission in principle) at Glasgow Road, Waterfoot (2017/0367/TP). The appeal was received by the Scottish Ministers on 24 November 2017.
The Council’s Planning Service will prepare the Council’s Statement of Case to be submitted to the Scottish Ministers by 15th December 2017. The community council and all those who objected will be advised and their objections will be sent with the councils statement to Scottish Ministers.
Where a valid application has not been determined within the relevant statutory period (or such other period as has been agreed in writing between the local planning authority and the applicant), the applicant has a right to appeal to the Secretary of State against non-determination.
The community Council will provide updates through our various social media platforms as we get them.
All documents regarding this application can be found here.
12 October 2017
Formally accepted submission of Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Council Planning Consultation Request Form Response - 2017/0367/TP - Gladman's Waterfoot Development. See the EWCC response here.
The Planning Application Documents associated with the above proposed development are available to view on East Renfrewshre Council's website and can be viewed here.
28 November 2017Road Closure between East Kilbride & Eaglesham Update
28 November 2017 Update
Please see the following correspondence from Johan Gillespie of SP Energy Networks -
I have received notification from our contractors advising a second period of road closure is required to complete our works on Eaglesham Road in order to maintain public and working safety. The second closure is due to run from Monday 8th January 2018 for 5 weeks between Peel Road and Ocein Drive roundabouts.
Our contractors worked on the section on Eaglesham Rd (between Greenhills Rd and Peel Rd) under 2 way lights and they felt it was not as safe as it could have been. Their area of work was restricted by the running traffic lane and also the constant flow of traffic / vibration putting their track at risk of collapse – to ensure the safety of the workers, work was completed at a slower pace than previously planned.
The original plan was to keep the road closures to a minimum, but now that the job is up and running they feel this closure is a necessity to keep the workforce and community safe, it will also allow the works to be completed efficiently as possible preventing further disruption.
20 October 2017
SP Energy Networks are upgrading the electricity network in the Jackton and Eaglesham area by installing a new Primary Substation.
The planned work will lead to traffic restrictions as detailed below, although these may be subject to change.
This document details SP Energy Networks plans and contact details.
Planned road closures:
B764 Eaglesham Road closed between Jackton Road and Ocein Drive, Jackton from 8am on Monday 6 November to 11pm on Sunday 10 December for resurfacing work. Alternative routes:
Main alternative route - Redwood Drive, A726 (Glasgow Southern Orbital - GSO), B767 Glasgow Road, Gilmour Street and Cheapside Street
GSO restricted route - Greenhills Road, A726 (Strathaven Road), Glasgow Road, Barn Street, Green Street, Townhead Street, A71, A719, A77 and B764
23 November 2017New Community Council Members
The Community Council is delighted to welcome Danny McKendry and Judi Ritchie as full co-opted members and look forward to their input.
Alistair Black has resigned from the CC and we thank him for his support and help in getting us up and running.
15 November 2017Waterfoot Open Space Update
15th November 2017 - Mark Brand of ERC has contacted us to advise that some trial pits will be getting excavated over the next week to test the ground conditions. This check is important to ensure that the kickabout area is specified to the correct requirements. At this stage, although there will be some equipment on site, this is just investigation works.
Mark has advised that he will continue to update us on the progress of the site.
17th October 2017 - Mark Brand of East Renfrewshire Council attended the Community Council meeting on 9th October 2017 to discuss the proposed open space development at Waterfoot, which is a legacy of the Cala Homes housing development completed in 2013. The open space will be adopted by the council who have advised that it is easily maintained.
The design is based on community feedback which was attained at three consultation events including one for local youths and is intended to be a space where children can play safely and which residents can enjoy.
The new open space will be created with money from the Waterfoot Community Benefit Fund, and the design brings together different features in an understated way that is sympathetic to the natural setting. These are:
• A small kick about space with an all-weather surface carefully integrated into the wider area
• An exciting play space using natural play features and a dog walking path
• A better access path which will be accessible to wheelchair users and incorporates “Access to Countryside” standards.
• An assessment was conducted regarding the river and natural barriers including 1000 trees will be incorporated into the design to discourage access to the river.
• A community orchard established in the sheltered dip by the river. The intention is to create a space that balances local demand for healthy outdoor play alongside quiet recreation in keeping with the edge of village location.
Mark has advised that the plans are now in motion and he will update on timescales and progress.
11 November 2017New EWCC Suggestion Box in Library
The Community Council now have a suggestion box in Eaglesham Library. Please feel free to use this box to give any suggestions for issues you would like us to look at or for feedback. Please also pass this on to any members of the community who are not online or on facebook.
Remember you can also give feedback and suggestions through our Facebook page and through this website on our Contact Us page. You can also email us at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can come along to one of our monthly meetings, details of which can be found here.
03 November 2017EWCC Update
The Community Council have been very busy since our last meeting and on behalf of our community we have engaged in the following: